Neurobehavioral Recovery from Head Injury

Neurobehavioral Recovery from Head Injury

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This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the very important clinical issue of recovery of function after head injury. It emphasizes recent advances in research on the outcome of head injury and provides a critical commentary on methodological problems. The use of clinical neuropsychological procedures, laboratory-based cognitive tasks, psychiatric interviewing and radiological techniques to assess the outcome of head injury is fully discussed. The list of contributors to this book is multidisciplinary and international. The volume will be of particular use to neurologists, neurosurgeons and clinical psychologists. With improvements in trauma care, the number of young people surviving head injury with varying degrees of brain damage has increased, so the question of their neurobehavioural recovery is more

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  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 165.6 x 243.3 x 34.5mm | 1,025.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195042875
  • 9780195042870

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This volume will repay the reader with a greatly enhanced understanding of the challenge facing head-injured patients when they try to return to society. * The Lancet *show more

Table of contents

Methodologic issues in clinicopathologic correlation of head injury in outcome studies; Design, management and analysis of neurobehavioural outcome studies; Neuropsychological assessment of head injured patients; Investigation of the neurobehavioural outcome of head injury: the physician's point of view; Psychiatric sequelae of head injury: conceptual and methodologic problems; Developmental issues and recovery from head injury in children; Memory disturbance after head injury: recent strategies for research; Attention after head injury: advances in measurement methods and integration of experimental more

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